unquestioning

adjective

un·​ques·​tion·​ing ˌən-ˈkwes-chə-niŋ How to pronounce unquestioning (audio)
-ˈkwesh-
: not questioning : not expressing or marked by doubt or hesitation
unquestioning obedience
unquestioning loyalty
unquestioningly adverb

Examples of unquestioning in a Sentence

I am truly disturbed by her unquestioning acceptance of authority.
Recent Examples on the Web What is certain is that the behavior of the bully and extra-legal security institution and the unquestioning surrender of the judicial authorities once again show the implementation of selective and tasteful laws. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Feb. 2023 True patriotism is not unquestioning devotion to one’s country. Jemar Tisby, CNN, 22 Nov. 2022 Nobody should misread my skeptical take on this GMO report or my criticism of Nestle for her unquestioning acceptance of it, as a boosterish embrace of GMOs. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 20 June 2012 Republicans remain eager to criticize anything short of unquestioning support for Israel from the Biden administration. Tracy Wilkinsonstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 2022 Young peoples’ financial anxieties have been compounded by political uncertainties, like the government’s growing push for patriotic education to instil in kids unquestioning love and support for the state. Byyvonne Lau, Fortune, 3 Dec. 2022 In order to be a success, there must be unquestioning clarity around the extent to which these new credits actually result in emissions reductions. Felicia Jackson, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 Count Sosa among the formidable ranks of San Antonio Republicans with deep roots in the party, but an unwillingness to stomach the unquestioning cult of personality that has formed around Trump. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Nov. 2022 Greg Hildreth smolders and explodes as the righteous but smug Mark, whose rigidity is driven by his unquestioning optimism in God’s long-term plan for the Jews. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unquestioning was in 1697

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“Unquestioning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquestioning. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

unquestioning

adjective
un·​ques·​tion·​ing ˌən-ˈkwəs-chə-niŋ How to pronounce unquestioning (audio)
-ˈkwesh-,
ˈən-
: not questioning : accepting without thinking or doubting
unquestioning obedience
unquestioningly adverb

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